Mizzou's Gary Pinkel Stepping Down After Lymphoma Diagnosis
University of Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel will step down after the 2015 season. The surprise announcement came after a cancer diagnosis.By Cliff Judy | November 13, 2015
Gary Pinkel is stepping down as the head football coach at the University of Missouri at the end of the 2015 season for health reasons.
Pinkel — Mizzou's winningest head coach in school history — made the surprise announcement Friday afternoon saying he was diagnosed with lymphoma in May. (Video via Mizzou Network)
In a statement from the university's athletics department, Pinkel says he received cancer treatment over the summer.